A few weeks ago, my kids and I were invited to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City. This was a great way for us to end our summer by doing something my kid had been asking to do for months!
The one thing I loved is how easy it was to get there. It is right in Crown Center, which is centrally located and not far for just about anyone living in the metro area. I know that I hate having to spend a long time driving to get places with my kids, so this location worked well for me.
When you walk in, you will go to the right and pay your admission. Then, you proceed through another entryway and take an elevator up to to the main floor, where there is an interactive tour which explains how LEGOS are made. The kids get to push buttons, turn knobs and even get creative the minute you walk through the doors. They can even see how much they weigh in LEGOS!
Once you turn the corner, you can either proceed through to the play area, or you can enjoy the Kingdom Quest Laser ride. My kids had a BLAST with this! You get to shoot all sorts of bad guys, rocks, and more with your laser gun. At the end, they even snap a photo (which you can purchase) so you can remember your day.
You can then tour Kansas City in LEGOs. This display is absolutely amazing. You will find Union Station, The Plaza, Kansas Speedway, Arrowhead Stadium and more — all in LEGOS!
Then the REAL fun begins! There are bins and bins of LEGOS. Whether your kids are into making racecars, building with DUPLO, or even into Karakoe – there is something for all of them to do!
The one thing you will want to let your kids do is collect stamps. As you go through each location/station, there is a stamp your child can collect. Mine opted to stamp their hands, but you can put them onto a paper or something else too, so that you can take them along with you.
My kids all said that they had fun, but they had two things that stood out as TOPS for them. One of them was LEGO City. This is a safe gym where they can run, play and have all sorts of fun. It is important that your child either wear socks or that you bring some with you, as they can not enter with barefeet.
The other thing my kids said that was one of their favorites was the Harry Potter ride. The faster you peddle, the higher into the air your cart will go. Of course, Mom had to do most of the peddling to keep us airborne – but it was still a lot of fun!
When you purchase your tickets online, you will pay $16 for adults and $13 per child. If you have children ages 2 and under – they will actually get in for FREE! They’ve also just started a new offer called Parent + Toddler Midweek Ticket. This allows both parent and child to enter for just $20 (ages 5 and under only). I do recommend purchasing your tickets before you head down there, that way, you are ensured admission (as they only allow a select number of people at any given time).
All in all, it is a great thing do with the kids. For us, it is reserved for special occasions and something we get to just once in a while. Otherwise, it would not be nearly as special of an outing.